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20 Cruz Bay Qtr,, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a...
The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a favorite between locals and visitors alike since 1984. Still owned and operated by owners Rich and Chris Meyer, your St. John experience is not complete without a visit to our open-air restaurant and a taste of our extensive menu. We are known for our wonderful staff and delicious and consistent meals. Join us for fresh grilled Caribbean Lobster or our whole jerk seasoned and pan seared snapper! You can also eat light with our selection of salads or our famous clam chowder. But don't forget, you can't finish up lunch or dinner without famous Key Lime pie. We are open for Lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30 to 3, happy hour from Monday thru Saturday at our courtyard bar from 3-6 (1/2 priced drinks), and dinner Monday thru Friday from 5:30 to 10.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 308
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  • 155
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 17
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
This place is one you should go to.

Dropped in (2 of us) told 1/2 hour wait. It was. Once we got seated service was prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. Pleasant atmosphere. Food was definitely above average, not excellent. Fish was fresh and "clean", ie not over-sauced." Caesar salad dressing needed a little more pizazz... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Fargo, North Dakota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Fargo, North Dakota
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Dropped in (2 of us) told 1/2 hour wait. It was. Once we got seated service was prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. Pleasant atmosphere. Food was definitely above average, not excellent. Fish was fresh and "clean", ie not over-sauced." Caesar salad dressing needed a little more pizazz, either heat or lemon. Spouse had blackened snapper which she liked, "member of the... More 

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Westport, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Was better when we were here couple of years ago. This time it was very disappointing. The food was heavy and without much flavor.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Four of us had dinner here one night during our week in St John. We had the grilled lobster, filet, seafood chowder and two salads. Excellent wine list. Service was outstanding. Met the owners. Really enjoyed it.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Friendly "local' atmosphere belies ultra high-quality meal. After reading Trip Advisor reviews we were expecting good to above average. It turned out to be even better than expected. My wife commented her Mojito was the best she'd had in years. The Gazpacho was very hearty and seemed to be prepared from roasted tomatoes. Awesome! The Coquille St John was amazing.... More 

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Henrico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We've been to Lime Inn many times but this was the best food I've ever had here. It's always busy so call for reservations and do go if you are in a hurry but it was worth the wait. I had the tuna...can't remember the preparation but it was delicious.

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Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

One of the BEST lobster meals we've ever had. Hands down. We had fresh oysters and fresh lobster. Lights out. Had lobster on St. Thomas a few days later and it didn't even compare and it was twice the money. Can't wait to go back on our next visit!

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New England
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Outstanding service and atmosphere. We showed up without a reservation on a very busy night. The staff worked hard to get us a table and kept us informed of the wait time. Once we were seated we were regard to very good service. Friendly and knowledgeable. One of us got the all you can eat shrimp, which was fun. Would... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed an excellent meal at the Lime Inn. The staff was very experienced and attentive. We had the peel and eat shrimp (all you can eat) which was well seasoned and a great meal. I highly recommend this place if your looking for a quick, enjoyable meal in Cruz Bay.

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Dover, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I ate an excellent lunch here including fresh fish in both our dishes, and expect expect that dinner would be excellent as well.

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Niskayuna
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lively atmosphere and exceptional service! The snapper and mahi were just ok. The spicy steamed shrimp were very good. Key lime pie and brownie sundae were fabulous.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Cruz Bay Qtr,, Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a favorite between locals and visitors alike since 1984. Still owned and operated by owners Rich and Chris Meyer, your St. John experience is not complete without a visit to our open-air restaurant and a taste of our extensive menu. We are known for our wonderful staff and delicious and consistent meals. Join us for fresh grilled Caribbean Lobster or our whole jerk seasoned and pan seared snapper! You can also eat light with our selection of salads or our famous clam chowder. But don't forget, you can't finish up lunch or dinner without famous Key Lime pie. We are open for Lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30 to 3, happy hour from Monday thru Saturday at our courtyard bar from 3-6 (1/2 priced drinks), and dinner Monday thru Friday from 5:30 to 10.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?